I need some advice on removing the sear pin from a post 64 Model 70 (One of the Wal-Mart bargains). Last night I tried tapping it out with a brass punch, and it wouldn't budget -- bent the punch! I'm soaking in Kroil. Any other suggestions? (Gun is clean and like new, no corrosion, caked on cosmoline, etc.) Thanks.
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November 15, 2007, 02:08 PM
Buy a nail-set punch at any hardware store.
It is tapered and is much stronger then any brass punch, and much stronger then even a straight steel punch that is small enough to go through the hole.
You only use it to get the pin broke loose. After that, you will need a small steel pin punch to complete the job.
Be sure and support the action on something hard and heavy (like a vice or steel bench block) so all the force is applied to the pin, not just moving the whole action.